Reader Outcry Keeps Arlo and Janis in Paper

After announcing upcoming changes to their comics page The (Jackson, Miss.) Clarion Ledger heard from fans of Jimmy Johnson‘s comic strip Arlo and Janis, enough to persuade the paper to keep the strip in the paper.

Though not on the comics page. And not seven days a week.

From Clarion Ledger Executive Editor Mark Konradi:

Last weekend, the Clarion Ledger announced an updated lineup of comics. That refresh begins Monday … After that column ran, as expected, we heard from readers. Mainly, we heard about one strip — “Arlo and Janis.” Many of you noted that “Arlo and Janis” was a strip that seemed to speak to you personally.

Some of you noted that “Arlo and Janis” has Mississippi ties. Creator Jimmy Johnson worked at The Jackson Daily News. The strip often cites Mississippi musician Jimmy Buffett, and Johnson has resided in Pass Christian.

With those ties to the Magnolia State, the Clarion Ledger will continue to run “Arlo and Janis.” The strip, however, will not appear with the other comics. It will run on Page 2A each Monday through Friday in print and on Saturdays in the e-edition, the digital replica of the Clarion Ledger.

So Wallace the Brave fans there is hope. Keep the faith and speak your mind!

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